About Barrie J Krell


Barrie J. Krell, now aged 47 started playing drums at the age of fifteen after becoming fascinated, and in awe of the glam rock drummers of the 70’s.

Barrie studied with two of Manchester’s top drumming teachers and very soon formed a band which played small pubs etc.  Following this, he joined a group that played the university circuit across the UK, getting many rave reviews in the music mags of the day!

Since then he has played with a number of prominent musicians in a variety of bands, big & small in numerous venues. He has spent time in recording studios & has a wealth of knowledge of the music industry which he is only to pleased to share.

Barrie’s current band which he formed 12 years ago ‘Kill the Jukebox’ is a much sought after covers function band.  They specialise in Wedding Receptions & Private Functions, playing all over the North West of England & beyond. Feel free to check out the band web site: www.killthejukebox.com

Barrie also plays with two other bands, his ‘fun’ band, The Blue Elephants, specialising in a wide variety of rock covers, appearing at most of the well known live venues around Manchester. His other band is BJ & The Bucanners, playing Manchester indie music & more!

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His experience of playing drums for the past 28 years gives him a great insight into what makes a top drummer & how to get the best from your instrument. Barrie lives & breathes drums & loves nothing more than helping students achieve their musical ambitions.

His drum studio is set up in a music rehearsal complex  in Ancoats, Manchester. 

The kit he teaches on is a top of the range Yamaha maple custom kit with Zildjian cymbals, which is very similar to his own kit he gigs with.

His teaching method is pretty unique & if you have never played drums before he will get you ‘up & going’ in no time at all!

He offers a kit set up & tuning service  in your own home & will give the first time drummer heaps of advice on any drumming topic.


Barrie is a long standing member of the:He is fully insured, has attended child awareness courses & has an up to date enhanced CRB certificate.

Barrie would be delighted to talk to you if you would like any more information on drums, drumming or to book drum lessons. Please find contact details below:

e-mail: barrie@drumlessonsmanchester.co.uk
Mobile: 07515 947156

Thanks for visiting the site & Happy Drumming!

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